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European Christian Political Movement

The European Christian Political Movement (ECPM) is a European political party that unites national parties from across Europe that share Christian politics. The member parties are generally more socially conservative and Eurosceptic than the European People's Party. The ECPM unites parties with a Christian social view.

European Christian Political Movement
PresidentBranislav Škripek
FoundedNovember 2002
HeadquartersBergstraat 33, 3811 NG Amersfoort, Netherlands
IdeologyChristian democracy
Christian right[1]
Social conservatism[1]
Political positionCentre-right to right-wing
European Parliament groupEuropean Conservatives and Reformists[1] European People's Party (ChristianUnion, 1 MEP)
ColoursGreen and blue
European Parliament
3 / 751
Website
www.ecpm.info

The party was founded in November 2002 in Lakitelek, Hungary. It elected its first board in January 2005, and was registered in the Netherlands in September 2005. The first ECPM president was Peeter Võsu of the Party of Estonian Christian Democrats. The party has thirty members from across sixteen countries. Youth movements are united in ECPYouth. The youth organisation started in 2004 and installed its first board in summer 2005.

The ECPM has six Members of the European Parliament[contradictory]: Peter van Dalen of ChristianUnion (NL), Bas Belder of the Dutch Reformed Party (NL), Branislav Škripek of OL'aNO (SK), Arne Gericke of Bündnis C (DE), Marek Jurek of Right Wing of the Republic (PL) and Kazimierz Ujazdowski (PL). All six MEPs sit with the European Conservatives and Reformists.

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HistoryEdit

The ECPM started as a platform in November 2002 when representatives of political parties from more than 15 countries decided to examine new chances for Christian politics in Europe on the conference "For a Christian Europe" at Lakitelek, Hungary.

The ECPM started with parties and organizations regardless of their denominative background. Parties residing in and outside the EU participated in those first years and made it possible to create a movement that is solidly continuing. In 2003 the ECPM adopted eight Guiding Principles in the Lakitelek declaration "Values for Europe", which shapes ECPM's vision on Europe and in January 2005 in Tallinn, Estonia the ECPM elected its first board. On 15 September 2005 ECPM was officially registered with statutes as an association under Dutch law. In 2010 ECPM was officially recognized as a European political party by the European Parliament.[2] In 2014 ECPM took part in the European Elections for the first time as a European Party. The ECPM board was chaired by MP Peter Östman from 2013 to 2016 and since 2016, by MEP Branislav Škripek.

FoundationEdit

Sallux is the official thinktank of ECPM.

Member partiesEdit

Full membersEdit

 
Countries with full and associate ECPM members.
  States with full (and possibly associate) member parties
  States with associate member parties

This table contains a list of full member parties of the ECPM.[3]

Party Abbr. Country European MPs National MPs
Christian Democratic Union CDU   Armenia - -
Croatian Growth Hrast   Croatia -
1 / 151
Estonian Christian Democrats EKD   Estonia - -
Christian Democratic Party PCD   France - -
Christian Democratic People's Party KDM   Georgia - -
Bündnis C - Christen für Deutschland AUF & PBC   Germany
1 / 96
-
Human Dignity Alliance HDA   Ireland -
1 / 60
(senate)
Identity and Action IDeA   Italy -
1 / 315
(senate)
Christian Democratic Union KDS   Latvia - -
For Latvia from the Heart NSL - -
Alleanza Bidla AB   Malta - -
Christian-Democratic People's Party PPCD   Moldova - -
Christian Union CU   Netherlands
1 / 26
5 / 150
Reformed Political Party SGP
1 / 26
3 / 150
Right Wing of the Republic PR   Poland
1 / 51
1 / 460
People's Monarchist Party PPM   Portugal - -
Democratic Union of Slovaks and Czechs of Romania DUSCR   Romania -
1 / 329
Bulgarian Union of Banat UBB -
1 / 329
Evangelical People's Party EVP – PEV    Switzerland -
2 / 200
Christian Democratic Union ХДС   Ukraine - -
Christian Peoples Alliance CPA   United Kingdom - -

Associate membersEdit

  Europe

  Armenia

  Belgium

  Bulgaria

  France

  Germany

  Hungary

  Italy

  Ireland

  Moldova

  Netherlands

  Romania

  Russia

  Serbia

  United Kingdom

  United States

OrganisationEdit

CongressesEdit

The ECPM organizes two General Assemblies per year. An annual member congress is held as well where specific themes are discussed. The ECPM also organizes regional conferences and other events all over Europe.

PresidentsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Nordsieck, Wolfram (2019). "European Union". Parties and Elections in Europe. Archived from the original on 2017-06-08. Retrieved 2019-05-30.
  2. ^ "Grants from the European Parliament to political parties at European level 2004–2012", November 2012, from http://www.europarl.europa.eu/, retrieved 25 January 2013
  3. ^ https://ecpm.info/members-and-associates.html
  4. ^ "List of registered European Political Parties and European Political Foundations". www.appf.europa.eu. Archived from the original on 2017-10-16. Retrieved 2017-09-27.

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